Zora Singh commission report just an ‘eyewash’, says Jagmeet Brar

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Moga
  • Updated: Jul 03, 2016 16:56 IST
Jagmeet Singh Brar (centre) addressing the media in Moga on Saturday. (HT Photo)

Claiming that deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal has gone through the leaked Justice Zora Singh Commission report, former Congress leader Jagmeet Singh Brar said that the report has served no purpose, it was only an effort to save the Shiromani Akali Dal government (SAD) led Punjab government.

“The purpose of the commission was to find out the real culprits behind the sacrilege incident but instead of finding that, the report is blaming the religious leaders for the (October 14) incident,” Brar said who was here in Moga on Saturday, to announce the three coordinators of Malwa region for the preparations of the rally going to be held in Sarabha on this Independence Day on August 15.

The report, which was submitted to the government on Thursday, has raised questions on the role of Sikh preachers Bhai Pinder Pal Singh and Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale during an agitation on October 14 at Kotkapura. The report has not been made public so far, but the excerpts of it have somehow made it to the media.

Brar said that in fact both religious leaders were trying to control over the situation and were praying for the peace.

Continuing to praise Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Brar, who was accompanied by ex-Congress MLA Vijay Sathi, said that the party was raising the same issues which were being raised by him since three decades ago and they both have similar viewpoints as they are also against the ‘parivarvad’ and ‘rajwara’ (dynastic and monarchy) politics.

On asking that the AAP leader Sucha Singh Chhotepur had openly denied his entry in the party, Brar said that it was media hype and even Chhotepur had later clarified that there was nothing like that.

“Even, AAP leader Kanwar Sandhu later stated that Jagmeet Brar is a revolutionary leader and is fighting a war to save the Punjab,” he said.

Reacting to deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal’s remark that people joining and supporting AAP were thugs and disowned by families, Brar said that this kind of distasteful remarks has become a hallmark of Sukhbir to show his frustration and public rejection.

Brar, who is the convener of Pehlan Punjab Lokhit Abhiyan, said that delegates from 64 assembly segments would take part in the movement on July 9, which he had initiated on May 21, and they would come out with a draft policy on agriculture, policy on youth and employment and policy on health services.

Meanwhile, Brar has appointed three coordinators for Malwa region for the preparations for the function going to be held in the memory of the martyr of the Ghadar movement, Kartar Singh Sarabha, at his native Sarabha village on the eve of Independence Day.

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